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Maligawila Buddha Statue

Buttala-Okkampitiya Road, Buttala 91100, Sri Lanka
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Tallest Free-standing Buddha in Sri Lanka

Spoilt only by the large ugly metal canopy erected above it making it difficult to photograph in... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
ledebs
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Australia
he tallest standing Buddha statue in Sri-Lanka.

A wonderful Buddha statue carved out of limestone which had decayed due to negligence & was broken... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
DilrukshiH
,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Buttala-Okkampitiya Road, Buttala 91100, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Spoilt only by the large ugly metal canopy erected above it making it difficult to photograph in its natural surrounds.

Thank ledebs
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

A wonderful Buddha statue carved out of limestone which had decayed due to negligence & was broken into large pieces. Due to the ingenious craftsmanship of Sri-Lankan engineers, it has been brought back to its former glory. This Buddha statue is the tallest Standing Buddha...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

The Maligawila Buddha is the tallest free-standing Buddha statue in Sri Lanka, standing at 45ft high. Carved from a single piece of limestone rock, the statue dates back to the 6th/7th Century AD when it was built by the first Aggabodhi, a prince from the...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

a visit to the Maligawila Buddha statue is worthwhile for those adventurous enough and who love non-touristic elements in travel. the 7th century monuments are fascinating, filled with untold stories of history the road networks are great now and the little villages are truly interesting

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Maligawila Buddha statue is a popular attraction for both local and foreign tourists. however the monastery complex where its situated is not explored by many as there is no enough publicity . The complex which is dating back to 667 AD built by the King...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

re-constructed from ruins of the stature. There are two statures in this attraction ( 900m araprt ) 1. Buddha stature 2. Bodhisathwa stature

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Maligawila Buddha statue is located close to the village of Maligawila between Okkampitiya and Maligavila. It has been carved from a single large limestone rock, and is considered to be the tallest ancient free-standing image in Sri Lanka.

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Reviewed 2 January 2016

This is not a touristy place but very much part of the history of Sri Lanka. Our driver, Mr. Hetti, from Hetti Tours knew how to get there and once there we walked about a kilometer or two through a beautiful wooded area to view...More

1  Thank Denise K
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

Travelling by car, the Driver/guide suggested a stop here. The standing Buddha is impressive in size, and the site is attractive and well maintained. There seems to be a steady flow of pilgrims stopping, and it is worthwhile making a 30 or 40 minute stop...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2015

You have the Maligawila buddha statue (7th century) and a little walk from there, is the stunning Bodhisatva statue of Dambegoda - all in a lovely forest setting.

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